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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!!

Hi everyone!!! I'm here to share a egg carton that I altered into what I call an adult version of an Easter basket. I gessoed and painted it a soft pink. I cut and adhered a piece of Bunny Stripe cardstock from the Robin's Nest to the top of the carton. I fussy cut the bunny image which is from Altered Pages and glued in the corner and then proceeded to add all sorts of flowers, dew drops, bling, mini eggs, lace and tulle to the top.


I filled the inside with all sorts of goodies…crafty goodness and chocolate…you can't go wrong with either. :-)





If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Easter Sunday is full of love and time spent with your loved ones!!!




Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrate Big!

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a quick card I created for the Crafty Card Gallery this month. I cut a 4"x5 1/2" base from white cardstock. Used scraps of cardstock and scrapbook paper I had laying around, stamped Celebrate Big on a scrap of white cardstock and inked all edges of before adhering to the top of the card. The diecut I received in a swap over a year ago is from Spellbinders but I'm not sure which set it is from??? 
The last thing I added was some sequins and dew drops to the banner and a tiny flower which sequin and dew drop to the corner of the celebrate sign.


This is a very easy peasy card that you can knock out in only a short amount of time. It can be used for a birthday or retirement celebration.


If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!



Friday, April 18, 2014

Sing Me a Lullaby

Hi everyone! I know it has been a few weeks since my last post but I've been crafting up a storm and I also managed to slip off for a long weekend in warm and sunny Florida.I got back on Monday with the intent of photographing and finishing up blog posts. Well I have come down some type sinus crud and a swollen gland in my neck. :-( Needless to say I went to the doctor and got medication. Now it needs to take effect so I can get back to my normal self. :-)
Well, I want to share my very first attempt of using the Eileen Hull Square Box XL Scoreboard diecut for the Art with Heart April Showers challenge that is going on over at her blog this month.
First I cut the box from matt board, inked the edges and used the Lil Angelz Kit 1 digital kit from the Dreams Etc Etsy shop as the base to decorate this adorable ATB (artist trading block). I sized down the digital image to fit the block and decorated. :-)


The top of the block I painted a wooden doily and once dry I spritzed it with a combination of Perfect Pearls Mist Mint and Biscotti Sprays and let dry. Next I adhered two buttons and a glass knob to the top of the block. I finished that off with a smaller button, sequin and a dew drop.


I think I am finally getting the hang of how to make these 3D roses…when all else fails go to You Tube and watch how to videos on how to make them…lol ;-) 



I used some Pink Honeycomb scrapbook paper to offset the sleeping baby and little girl in the baby shoe and topped it off with a sprig of flowers and some little pink swirls.


The white flowers I lightly inked with Shabby Pink and then stickled for the perfect vintage look.


 The butterfly I fussy cut, added stickles and antenna which I used jewelry wire that I wrapped with Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape, then shaped and adhered to the butterfly.
Also I used the Spare Parts Screw Fasteners as little legs for my block.


This baby block could be used for a baby shower or as a decoration. Too cute!!!
I can honestly say I am hooked on these artist trading block and I already have more ideas swirling around in this head of mine. :-)


Supplies Used:
Mat Board
Other Sizzix Dies:Stampin' Up Sizzlits Little Leaves, Flower, Rose 3-D
Small Flower Punch
Prima: Slip Swirls Pink
Wooden Doily
Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape
Folk Art Taffy Acrylic Paint
Perfect Pearls Mist: Mint and Biscotti Sprays
Glass Knob
Spare Parts: Screw Fasteners, Paper Flowers 
Stickles: Crystal and Star Dust
Powder Puff Tahiti Chalking Ink
Color Box: Shabby Pink Chalk Ink
Buttons
Sequin
Robin's Nest Dew Drop
Ric Rac
Pom pom Trim
Digital Images:Dreams Etc: Lil Angelz Kit 1, Butterfly from Graphic Fairy

Be sure to stop by Eileen's blog and check out the other projects. Also there is still time to play in this month's challenge and possibly win a cool prize pack and bragging rights. :-)
If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Garden Bunny Basket

Hi everyone! First off I would like to welcome you to the Robin's Nest Garden Blog Hop! Second off please make sure to stop by each of the blogs and leave a comment, follow each blog and follow our FB page.  We are giving away a prize on each blog.  It is a $15 butterfly kit full of Robin's Nest butterfly products, perfect for the garden. :-)
Now I would like to share a quick project that is originally something that you would use to start plants in your garden with. When I went to Lowes I found two sizes of peat pots but I went with the larger size I figured it was the prefect size to alter and create an adorable basket.



I had very little Caribbean Blue acrylic paint leftover from another project so I mixed that paint with white and painted the peat pot. I let dry and then I used Antique Mod Podge to seal it.


I punched holes on either side of the pot and I run an iridescent pipe cleaner through each hole to make the handle. I adhered half of a doily and ric rac around the top of the pot. I created a banner and a rosette and glued on top of the doily. Next I fussy cut from the Vintage Easter Greetings  sheet a bunny. I punched a circle from the Moss Green Glitter Cardstock and adhered on top of the banner and rosette.


I cut four flowers from the Pink Glitter Cardstock using the Flower #3 die and I used green scraps of cardstock to cut the leaves out. I used a stylus to give the flower petals and leaves shape. Then I adhered together and added buttons, sequins and a Pearl Dew Drop (Crimson Mini Dew Drops). I glued it to the side of the handle.



That's a pretty easy project, huh??? Now all I have to do is add some more goodies. :-)



Supplies Used:
Caribbean Blue and White acrylic paint
5" Peat Pot
Iridescent pipe cleaner
Antique Mod Podge
Buttons
Sequin
Bottle Cap Hole Punch
Ric Rac
Paper Doily
Sizzix: Rosette, Flower #3 and Stampin' Up Little Leaves
Circle Punch

If you have any questions about this project let me know.
Remember to stop by each blog and leave a comment, follow each design team member's blog and like/follow the Robin's Nest Facebook page for your chance at winning a $15 prize package.
Thanks for stopping by, hope  your day is awesome and enjoy creating!!!



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Easter Bluebird Cup

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a super fun project I created for the Robin's Nest using the Spring Collection which is 20% off this month and we are also cross promoting with Altered Pages too.


I love creating these little tea cups and saucers. They are quick to create and makes a fun gift to give to someone that collects tea sets or it could make the perfect place setting at a party.  All you will need to do is print off the Paper Tea Cup and Saucer onto Spring Flower Glitter Cardstock and then cut out and ink the edges of the saucer before adhere together.I spritzed a doily from Gina's Designs with Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist once dry I glued it to the saucer and then adhered the cup on top of the that.


I next fussy cut from the Sweet Easter Cards printout the little bluebird. In the bottom of the cup I wadded up a piece of tissue paper and glued inside. Next I adhered the bluebird to the tissue paper.


Next I added Easter grass around the bird to cover the tissue paper.


Now all you have to do is add paper flowers, mini eggs, lace, ric rac and anything else that is Easter related. See super easy and cute to boot!!! :-)




Robin's Nest: Spring Flower Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops and Purple Flower Glitter Cardstock
Paper Tea Cup and Saucer
Altered Pages: Sweet Easter Cards
Gina's Designs: Cardstock Doily Set 1
Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist
Sizzix: Rosette Diecut
Brad
Buttons
Ric Rac
Paper Flowers
Flower Punch
Sequins
Lace
Easter Grass

If you have any questions please let me know and remember to stop by the Robin's Nest and check out the Spring Collection and while you are at it stop at by Altered Pages too.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!




P.S. Remember to check out the Robin's Nest blog hop this Monday, March 31st for awesome ideas from all of our designers and some really cool blog candy!!!  




Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Fairy of Spring

 Hi everyone!!! I'm here to share a project I created using the Eileen Hull: Food Jar, 3-D and Spoon Diecut which is for the New Beginnings-Art with Heart Challenge.  This die has so many possible uses. I wanted to create something with a whimsical vintage Springy theme and this is what I came up with. 
The jar base is cut from mat board which I inked all of the edges and then adhered together. I dressed it up with cardstock from the Lost and Found collection from My Mind's Eye. I added a little bit of tissue paper into the "bottom" of the jar. I fussy cut the Flower Fairy Vintage Graphics out and adhered to the tissue paper, added moss and then proceeded to add lace and the flowers that I had punched/cut out and shaped. 



The butterfly and the little birdie is fussy cut from theVintage Spring Printable-Country Living Project sheet. For the butterfly I added a little Stickles and an antenna made from 24 gauge bead wire which I wrapped with Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape. 




The little spoon is cut from mat board and to get its shape I dampened the bottom half of it. I used the largest stylus to make a "bowl". I then used an actual baby's spoon to finish shaping the "bowl" and the handle. Once dry I inked and adhered cardstock to the front and back of the spoon and inked it again. :-)


I added a bit of moss, little birdie and a punched flower, sequins and dew drops to finish off this adorable spoon.





Also some other challenges I would like to submit my little Spring Fairy to:

Cut It Up Blog Challenge: National Craft Month, Anything Goes! Challenge #41

PAPER SWEETIES MARCH INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #17 – ‘POLKA DOT LOVE

Supplies Used:
Eileen Hull: Sizzix ScoreBoards Die - Food Jar, 3-D and Spoon
Other Sizzix Dies: Flower, 3-D Rose, Sizzlits: Flower #2 and Sizzlets: Stampin' Up Little Leaves
Flower Punches
24 Gauge Bead Wire
Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape
Versa Magic Dew Drop: Aquatic and Oasis Green Chalk Ink
Crystal Stickles
Mat Board 
Lace
Sequins
Moss
My Mind's Eye: Lost and Found Collection 
The Robin's Nest: Pink Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops 
Eclectic Anthology: Flower Fairy Vintage Graphics
The Graphic Fairy: Vintage Spring Printable-Country Living Project


If you want to play along with these challenges be sure to stop by Eileen Hull's blog, Paper Sweeties and Cut It Up Blog Challenge for more details. Also if you have any questions let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Good News!

Hi everyone!!! I'm here share some fun news today. In January I submitted a few cards to Crafts Ideas magazine. I had one card selected out of the ones I submitted. So when I received an email yesterday with a digital link to the magazine I was one excited to person to see my card on the cover!!! Yes!!! Front cover…I feel like I had arrived…lol!!! Be sure to check the issue out when you get a chance because  it has some very adorable cards along with other craft projects to try.  




Also while I'm thinking about it The Robin's Nest is hosting a Garden Blog Hop on March 31st. I hope everyone will be able to stop by and check out what each design team member has come up with for this hop. I know can't wait to share what I have created with everyone! :-)


Thanks for stopping by, I hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!